Town of


625 Main St. Hampden, MA 01036
Phone: 413-566-2151

Interim Town Administrator:

Robert Markel

Select Board:

Donald Davenport
John Flynn
Craig Rivest

Annual Town Meeting:

May 8, 2023
May, 2nd Monday

Municipal Election:

May 15, 2023
May, 3rd Monday


Population Density253
Registered Voters4,068
Income Per Capita$46,241
EQV Per Capita$133,354
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate94.5%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$289,100
Median Gross Rent$2,045
Total Households2,016
Average Household Size2.44

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$18.72
Commercial Tax Rate$18.72
Average Tax Bill$5,784
Total Expenditures$14,607,804
Total Tax Levy$13,517,967
State Aid$801,945
Local Receipts$715,697
CPA Year Enacted2001
CPA Surcharge1.0%
CPA ExemptionsFirst $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Hampden

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Hampden is a small country town 10 miles southwest of Springfield. Today, new homes dot the hillsides, but the population has hovered under 5,000 for many years.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1878
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area19.6 mi2
Public Roads55.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyPioneer Valley Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Richard Neal

Mass. Senate

Jacob Oliveira

Mass. House

Brian Ashe

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